A Second Chance for More Liver Patients

For many patients with acute liver failure (ALF), the only option for a cure is a liver transplant. ALF is contracted when a normally healthy liver is injured due to an infection, drug overdose, or other problem. Despite the liver’s amazing ability to regenerate, liver failure has no effective therapy short of liver transplantation.

Mayo Clinic Artificial Liver & Liver Transplantation Lab
Scott L. Nyberg, MD, PhD